Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs


Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013

Working Better with Age

This report provides an overview of the substantial ageing and employment policy initiatives already implemented in Norway over the past decade and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects. To give better incentives to carry on working, the report recommends further reforms in the second-pillar pension schemes, particularly for public sector employees. On the side of employers, it is important to progress towards more age-neutral hiring decisions and to review of age limits for mandatory retirement. To improve the employability of older workers, the focus should be to promote job-related training with a particular focus on mid-career workers and to encourage initiatives based on a full-time culture and good working conditions for all.

Published on June 21, 2013

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Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The “live longer, work longer” challenge for Norway
The labour market situation for older workers in Norway
Making work rewarding for Norwegian seniors
Encouraging employers in Norway to hire and retain older workers
Strengthening the employability of older workers in Norway
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